Articles 2013

Q & A: When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

[Aug 15, 2013]

In short, your child should visit the dentist for the first time around their first birthday. It’s important to get kids started early with dental and doctor visits to display to them that these checkups are...

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Dealing with Bad Breath

[Aug 8, 2013]

A consistent case of bad breath (also called Halitosis) can be attributed to an array of causes including diet, lifestyle habits and dental hygiene. While at the surface, persistent bad breath can be an embarrassing...

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Q & A: Are Some More Prone to Cavities Than Others?

[Jul 18, 2013]

Let’s take a set of siblings who both brush and floss about the same amount; one has never had a cavity, and one is plagued with requiring a new filling almost every year. How is this possible?

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The Elements of Style: Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

[Jun 20, 2013]

Since tooth brushing is most often learned in the home at a very young age, it is quite common to pick up your brushing technique from your parents. And while your built-in teachers no doubt...

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6 Reasons to Replace Your Toothbrush

[Jun 13, 2013]

If you’re like many of our patients, chances are you may be hanging on to that well-worn toothbrush just a bit too long. Replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis is necessary to get an effective...

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How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

[Jun 5, 2013]

Grinding your teeth every once in a while as a symptom of temporary stress is a common occurrence, however consistent teeth grinding, also known as ‘bruxism’ can cause long term damage to your teeth and jaw....

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How Our Dental Technology Helps Us Help You

[May 23, 2013]

Here at Retter Dental Care, we stay at the forefront of new techniques and are devoted to advanced training through continuing education. We invest in state-of-the-art equipment for superior, quicker, more precise treatments.

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Welcoming New Patients to the RDC Family!

[May 13, 2013]

April was a big month here at Retter Dental Care, and we are so pleased to be expanding our practice and welcoming former patients of Dr. Allan Small. We would like to introduce all new patients to our practice...

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5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

[Apr 11, 2013]

Let’s face it, it’s tough to get kids to do many things that are good for them; getting to bed early, eating their veggies, and of course, brushing their teeth! But these things are key to their healthy development...

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Calming Dental Anxiety

[Apr 4, 2013]

Dental anxiety or dental phobia are not only very common feelings among the general population, but also the things people site most often in their list of top fears. Loving what we do and being immersed...

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All About Wisdom Teeth

[Mar 21, 2013]

Wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars and usually erupt between 17-25 years of age. Anthropological studies show that wisdom teeth erupt in order to compensate for the excessive wear and forward drifting...

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Sensitive Teeth?

[Mar 13, 2013]

As evidence of the growing number of sensitive toothpastes on your drugstore shelves, it is fair to say that a large percentage of the population deals with sensitive teeth (also called dentine hypersensitivity).

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Osteoporosis and Dental Health

[Mar 7, 2013]

Osteoporosis is a bone condition characterized by decreased bone mass and the deterioration of bone tissue, and is typically the result of the normal aging process. As teeth are held in the jaw by the face bone...

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The 5 Worst Foods for Your Teeth

[Feb 21, 2013]

Last week we listed the 5 best foods for your teeth; things like cheese, celery, green tea that help to clean and even protect your teeth and gums. This week, however we are focussing on the foods...

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The 5 Best Foods for Your Teeth

[Feb 12, 2013]

There is a great deal of emphasis placed on the food and drinks that can harm your teeth, but are there any that can protect and even strengthen those pearly whites? In fact, there are many foods that are vitamin-packed...

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Toothache? What it Could Mean…

[Feb 6, 2013]

You have an ache or sharp pains around your teeth and gums that you just can’t shake. It usually gets aggravated when you chew, or when you eat/drink very cold or very hot things. It just won’t go away.

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Butt Out: the effects of smoking on your teeth

[Jan 29, 2013]

If you are a smoker, chances are that you are completely aware of the various detriments it can cause to your health. Between the advice of health care professionals, package warnings, and the urging of well-meaning friends

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